Carmelina is the partner to the ASDEFLOR's leader, Don Cruz Perez, and she is an important part of the group’s collective and solidarity-focused force. She inherited coffee parcels from her parents which she gave over to her husband to be farmed together with his parcels. The couple work closely together and have overcome difficult obstacles that
life has thrown at them. Their small parcels of Caturra, Pache, Bourbon and Catuaí sit between1600 and 1800 masl. They process their coffee at the Association’s wet-mill, fermenting without water and drying partially on raised beds and partially on the patio.